I don’t really remember when Erin started watching videos on a tablet or phone. She’s 5 now and it must have been a few years ago at least. Like a lot of parents, silly YouTube videos have helped on many occasions in restaurants, travelling and when you just need 10 minutes of peace at home. We’ve always been quite relaxed about letting Erin watch YouTube. To be honest, at the start she watched things like Blippi (over and over again), people making different coloured slimes and things like that. Nothing she watched really was inappropriate
AD: This post is in collaboration with AO.com. Being self-employed and working from home means needing the right tools to be able to get the job done. I am lucky enough to have my own office in one of the spare bedrooms but I don’t want to be shut away all of the time. Sometimes, it’s nice to work on the couch on an evening or be able to take work away with me if we go on holiday. For this, I need a laptop and my old model has been slowly dying for a
AD | Gifted item Way back in the year 2000 I was 14 and busy being a troublesome teenager. Mobile phones were just becoming popular and if you didn’t have one in secondary school then you definitely weren’t part of the popular crowd. It’s funny how back then having a mobile phone wasn’t the norm but now, it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t have one. However, there was no touch screens, no internet with Facebook or Whatsapp and definitely no Candy Crush Saga. When AO.com recently offered to send us the Nokia 3310 3G
I think I got my first contract mobile phone when I was about 20 or so. Back then, I think I was with Three and I had this really cute white and green phone that I now can’t remember the make of. Anyway, I loved it but when my 12 month contract ran out, I was glad that I could pick something else. Over the years, contracts have slowly changed from 12 months, to having an 18 month option to only being 24 months in length. I remember the first time I had to have
AD | Gifted product A while back now we upgraded our TV after the old one sadly died. We went for a bigger screen than we’d had before and also one that had Netflix and Youtube integrated. However, we quickly realised that the sound quality was TERRIBLE! Sometimes we would have to turn the volume all the way up to maximum just to be able to hear things properly but then another channel would be really loud on this setting. A soundbar has been at the top of my wish list for so long now
AD | Paid collaboration As a blogger you would think that I know a fair bit about the digital world and while that might be true in some respects, there is still so much I don’t know. Considering my job means being on the internet a lot of the time, I should probably know a bit more about what I can do! Yesterday I went to Norwich to attend a Digital Drop In run by Post Office Broadband and Google! As part of a pilot scheme, which Post Office Broadband are hoping to expand, there
I remember when we got our first ever PC way back when I was about 14. We had dial up internet and a monitor that weighed a ton and had horrible resolution. Not everyone had PCs at home though and so many of my friends had to do their homework at school when they had access to a computer that could also print. It’s crazy to think that nearly 20 years ago I used that first PC to use MSN Messenger, play Neopets and annoy my mum and sister by tying up the phone line.
Working from home and having a pretty busy life means needing as many things as possible to keep us organised. Erin has started nursery now and we sometimes get emailed calendar dates and school activities that will be happening soon and I really like to have these things printed out for both me and John. To make our lives a bit easier we were recently sent the Epson EcoTank ET-7750 printer. Now, until recently I didn’t know what an EcoTank was so many other people might not either. Unlike a regular printer, the EcoTank works with